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Monday, November 21, 2011

Once Upon a Time - Important Information for Fans

No episode of Once Upon a Time aired last night, so in lieu of that, we will give you the important bits of a great interview we read with the show’s writers. They answered some questions we kind of needed answered. We’re actually a little annoyed that most of this wasn’t apparent in the actual show, but whatever. If you get Entertainment Weekly, and you should, you probably already know this.

  • Because of the curse, the residents of Storybrooke don’t know how they ended up living there. “They have an existence that for 28 years has made sense to them because of the curse, but only now, with the arrival of Emma, does the haze start to lift.” – Horowitz.
  • The clock tower started functioning again when Emma arrived, and this signifies the fact that the war between good and evil has begun. This also means that the townspeople have started aging and regaining a sense of their own will. “What you’re going to see in upcoming episodes is characters starting to free themselves and acting in ways that they previously had not.” We think we saw a little of this in last week’s episode with Cinderella.
  • Regina is fully aware that she and the others are fairytale characters. She actually wants a relationship with Henry, but the curse has left her with an emotional void and she can’t love him. Regina is determined to overcome this obstacle and prove to everyone that she can have the curse and her happiness with it.
  • Questions that will be answered this season: Why does the Queen hate Snow White? How did Rumpelstiltskin become Rumpelstiltskin?
  • Some fairytale characters, like Peter Pan, are not part of the public domain. The show is restricted to using characters the channel (whose parent company is Disney) has access to and those characters that are public domain. At this point, they don’t want to deal with paying people for permission to use the characters, but maybe someday they will. We will probably see The Little Mermaid at some point.
  • Henry’s father is important and we might meet him and not know it’s Henry’s father.
  • Sheriff Graham is “pivotal” to the story.


  1. Regina knows they all are fairytale characters? I had no idea! And they expect us to just know this without showing it? What??

  2. Right?!!! Maybe they were planning to make it clearer in later episodes, but we think it's something the audience needs to know now.

  3. If you watch the beginning of (all?) the episodes carefully, the narrator says "only one knows the truth" and the camera pans up to Regina looking at herself in a mirror. So they've made it known, but I guess not if you don't watch the beginning of the episodes.

    Also, there have been little hints about her knowing (the main one being her conversation with Mr. Gold about not making another deal with him).

  4. This is why Leeard is a good TV blogger. She notices everything and watches carefully, often chiding Ern for getting distracted. Ern is more of a "play bejeweled blitz and watch TV at the same time" TV viewer.

  5. Whoa, I watch it online but I never noticed this "only one knows the truth" thing in the beginning. Oh well, still they should've actually showed it in the show.

    Also, about the conversation between Regina and Mr. Gold, I always thought that Mr. Gold is the one who knows the truth, because Regina was curious and kept asking him what he knows and he stayed cryptic about it. But I guess not.

  6. Actually the interview said that the show will address just how much Gold actually knows about the fairy world within the first nine episodes. It's possible that he DOES know the truth, but they are playing that close to the chest, for now.

  7. Regina also goes to her father's mausoleum when the Sheriff betrays her and kills him by squashing the heart she took from him. That's when I figured out she knew. Not so sure about Gold...but I think he knows.

    1. Yeah, after the last episode, we are certain that both Regina and Gold know.